| Clincitop Gel
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What is Clincitop Gel?
Clincitop Gel containing the active ingredient clindamycin is considered a lincomycin antibiotics type of medication. The medication works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to them. Without these proteins the bacteria cannot grow, replicate and increase in numbers which will allow the immune system to treat the infection. The gel is mainly prescribed to treat serious infections caused by bacteria such as acne.
How is Clincitop Gel used?
Clincitop Gel should be applied topically once per day or as directed by a doctor. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. Continue to use the medication until the fully prescribed amount is completed, even if symptoms look healed, as abruptly stopping the treatment can cause a relapse in the patientís condition and allow the bacteria to become immune to antibiotics. Prior to applying the gel, wash and dry your hands and affected area thoroughly. Apply a thin layer of the gel to the affected area and gently massage it in. Wash your hands immediately after applying the medication.
Patients using Clincitop Gel may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Burning, itching, redness at application site
- Oily skin
- Dry or peeling skin
- New pimples or blemishes
- Stomach cramps
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Clincitop Gel is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.